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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

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24 Apr 2013, 02:35
I think the correct idiom is "credited the Athenian Thespis to".
We have D and E left.
I discard E mostly because it doesn't fit with the next part of the sentence. (and because of for)

Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis (E) to be the inventor for Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

"to be the inventor (...) when he stepped out" seems to say that he was the inventor when stepped out, doesn't make sense.
IMO D, waiting for OA
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24 Apr 2013, 02:47
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

Not convinced with the OA, up for discussion guys! Will post OA after some discussion.

IMO, the correct idiom is "to credit wih"

For example :

Correct usage:
Newton is credited with discovering the laws of motion

Incorrect usage:
- Newton is credited as discovering the laws of motion
- Newton is credited to having discovered the laws of motion
- Newton is credited for discovering the laws of motion

Hence, B is the correct answer
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

Not convinced with the OA, up for discussion guys! Will post OA after some discussion.

IMO, the correct idiom is "to credit wih"

For example :

Correct usage:
Newton is credited with discovering the laws of motion

Incorrect usage:
- Newton is credited as discovering the laws of motion
- Newton is credited to having discovered the laws of motion
- Newton is credited for discovering the laws of motion

Hence, B is the correct answer

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Credit/to/for and with all are the correct idiom…however your answer is correct the right answer is B.

Examples:
Mary should get a lot of credit for the team's success.
We will give credit to Sharon for her good humour.
plus you have already given the example of newton for "credit with"

Yes, Credit/to/for and with all are the correct idiom when placing them after get , give have ....

BUT the only correct form for credit as a verb is TO CREDIT WITH
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24 Apr 2013, 06:03
The OA is B, Indeed "credit to/for/with" all are correct and depends on the context in which we are using.
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31 Oct 2013, 07:09
What is the grammatical flaw with C? Credited with is the correct idiom, but for some reason C sounded better to me.
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31 Oct 2013, 07:45
Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

I think C would work if it said with the invention of, but the ing i think makes it incorrect. Can anybody confirm?
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31 Oct 2013, 09:39
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

Not convinced with the OA, up for discussion guys! Will post OA after some discussion.

The idiom is credited with So answer B or C

C is totally wordy, so answer B!
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

I think C would work if it said with the invention of, but the ing i think makes it incorrect. Can anybody confirm?

C cannot work, its wordy! It is the invention of, not the inventing of

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31 Oct 2013, 11:42
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

I think C would work if it said with the invention of, but the ing i think makes it incorrect. Can anybody confirm?

C cannot work, its wordy! It is the invention of, not the inventing of

Hope it helps!

I agree B & C has the correct idiom..

However B says, Thespis is credited X with having invented Y

"having invended Y" says that Thespis once invented Y but not anymore. PLease clarify my confusion.
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31 Oct 2013, 14:36
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

I think C would work if it said with the invention of, but the ing i think makes it incorrect. Can anybody confirm?

C cannot work, its wordy! It is the invention of, not the inventing of

Hope it helps!

I agree B & C has the correct idiom..

However B says, Thespis is credited X with having invented Y

"having invended Y" says that Thespis once invented Y but not anymore. PLease clarify my confusion.

This is why it is a Hard question... Because the OA is not really clear but it is the only good answer...

Here, it says that the invention of Athenian tragedy has opccured in those days. "Having invented" is correct. The tense is only not often use in English!

Here, your logic must be ==> Use Credited WITH therefore only B & C / C is totally wordy therefore it MUST be B!

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Since all the other options are eliminated only B &C remain.
In C: The inventing of...is an akward construction hence it would eliminated.
In B : with having invented... doesNOT imply that the action stopped in the past and is not present anymore. It means the action started at a particular time in the past and may be true till date.
For eg: Linda having graduated from medical school few years back joined a nearby hospital.
Here 'having graduated'--doesnot imply that Linda is not a graduate anymore.It only means that she graduated sometime in the past and this is relevant even today.
Hope it is clear.

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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for

I think C would work if it said with the invention of, but the ing i think makes it incorrect. Can anybody confirm?

C cannot work, its wordy! It is the invention of, not the inventing of

Hope it helps!

I agree B & C has the correct idiom..

However B says, Thespis is credited X with having invented Y

"having invended Y" says that Thespis once invented Y but not anymore. PLease clarify my confusion.

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17 May 2015, 07:28
Can we also add that since 'credit for invention of something' is eternally relevent so having can be associated with such words. For ex - having won, having passed, having travelled, having completed, etc.

Also can someone clarify if the word following 'having' is generally in past tense

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16 Jul 2015, 12:09
Credited with - credit person with accomplishment (use this when person comes first)

Ex - Newton is credited with the discovery of gravity.

Credited to - credit accomplishment to person.

Ex - The team credits its success to good fortune.

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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented The idiom is credited with
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of The inventing of is awkward
(D) to have invented The idiom is credited with
(E) to be the inventor for The idiom is credited with
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